Overcoming Self-Doubt When Writing

Many writers and artists of all types would agree that they are their own worst critics. It is a completely normal (though unhealthy) habit to doubt anything that you put a great amount of effort into, as you often strive for perfection. Though ‘perfect’ is fairly hard to come by, creating a piece of work […]


Harmful Habits to Avoid When Writing

They say you should write like you speak, which is mostly true. But when you’re in a creative flow and writing just seems to come naturally, it’s easy to overlook mistakes and fall back into a safety net of repetition. You might be writing just like you speak, but it’s important to remember to avoid […]


Why Writers Should Ditch Their Smartphones (Occasionally)

Smartphone addiction is a real and prevalent issue among many people today, myself included. In fact, of the 56% of Americans who own smartphones, many report feeling panicked and anxious when misplacing their mobile devices. This desperation to be connected at all times can be especially troubling for writers despite the vastness of the internet, […]


How Twitter Can Improve Your Writing Skills

The title of this blog alone may seem like a contradiction given the amount of Twitter users that seem to have a tenuous grasp on the English language, but hear me out. As one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, Twitter allows anyone and everyone to voice their opinions for the […]


The Connection Between Journalism and Creative Writing

For journalists immersed in a world of information regarding the latest news, updates, and regular goings-on around the world, the quality with which they write may not seem like the most important part of their jobs. While it does carry a great deal of weight in getting the point across accurately and clearly, few journalists […]


How to Spark Your Creative Genius

Losing your sense of creativity or simply failing to find the inspiration needed to to create the best work possible is something all writers face. It can be frustrating and debilitating, which can lead to a forced piece of written material lacking in passion. If you as a writer are struggling to get in touch […]


How to Write a Better Short Story

No matter if you are writing a short story for an assignment or writing for the sake of writing, it is important that you follow certain guidelines to ensure you produce your best work possible. Although this may seem more arduous than simply sitting down and typing up a 3,500-word story, this effort will be […]


The Best Websites for Writing Prompts

Stop me if you’ve heard it before, but you should be encouraged that every writer experiences writer’s block at one time or another. Whether you’re stuck in the middle of a work in progress or you just can’t seem to get a story off the ground, the block can be the most frustrating thing in […]

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Tips for the Inexperienced Writer

The art of writing, regardless of setting, can be seen as a means of expressing yourself, manifesting your emotions on a piece of paper or computer screen, or just simply communicating with another. However, for those who possess less than average writing skills, achieving any of those can be unnecessarily difficult. Improving this can be […]

How to Receive Proper Feedback

Hearing criticism or feedback is tough to hear, especially for anyone in the creative arts such as writing. But one of the best ways to improve as a writer is receiving and learning from the feedback of others. Whether they are casual readers or fellow writers, criticism, praise, or suggestions can all help you learn […]

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